Table of contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 : The Myth of TINA
  • Chapter 2 : Realities of Capitalism I: Inequality and Workplace History
  • Chapter 3 : Realities of Capitalism II: Consumerism, Globalization, and Environmental Destruction
  • Chapter 4 : Short-Term Alternatives: Rebuilding Social Democracy
  • Chapter 5 : Long-Term Alternatives: Toward a Democratic Socialism
  • Chapter 6 : There Are Many Alternatives
  • Notes
  • Index


There is no alternative to free-market capitalism. At least, that’s what we’ve been told since the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher first declared the debate over. Politicians daily declare it, journalists parrot it, rich people gloat about it, and regular people simply assume it. Fired Up about Capitalism forcefully argues that this is nothing but a myth.